We are looking for confident, positive and energetic people to join our team of family violence specialists! LIH is a fast-paced, dynamic and innovative organization staffed by a team of highly dedicated professionals. See the specific job postings for more information.
Our positions are all posted on Saskjobs.ca and you can simply click on the Opportunities button and enter Lloydminster Interval Home Society into the search line to find what career opportunities we have available!
Ask yourself the following questions:
- Do I want to make a difference in my community?
- Does my business want to offer support through a work bee?
- Am I non-judgmental, empathetic, warm and caring?
If you answered YES to these questions, maybe you should volunteer for the Lloydminster Interval Home!
Complete a Volunteer Application bring it into the store during business hours, email it to our Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 780-872-5551. Learn more about the opportunities of volunteering with The Lloydminster Interval Home by calling our Volunteer Coordinator at 780-808-8485.
One way to support and get to know your community is through volunteering. Each year, the Lloydminster Interval Home’s dedicated volunteers contribute thousands of hours to support families caught in the web of family violence. Volunteers enrich our programs and enhance the lives of others through their commitment, support, knowledge and enthusiasm. By working together we get to know one another, increase our knowledge about family violence, strengthen our collective and individual skills, and in the end, we build a deeper sense of community.
We have volunteer opportunities in various areas and are always looking for people who would love to donate their time to help fight the effects of domestic violence. While the bulk of our volunteer force works out of our ‘For the Interval’ Store, we look for volunteers in other areas as well.
Our Mission, Vision and Values
“Lloydminster Interval Home exists to provide safety, support, and education by empowering the children, youth, adults and communities we serve.”
“Lloydminster Interval Home is a dynamic organization that is passionately dedicated to developing life-times of well-being and healthy relationships for all.”
“The Lloydminster Interval Home also holds the fundamental belief that every individual can reach her or his full potential; that all individuals have the capacity to grow and change, and that we must have a shared hope for an abuse-free society.”
With annual Interval Home Membership, you will be eligible to vote on Annual General Meeting agenda issues, will receive our annual newsletter, and assist us in our cause. Memberships are payable by cash or cheque. Please make your cheque payable to the Lloydminster Interval Home Society.
Payment for your membership may be mailed to:
The Lloydminster Interval Home Society c/o Administrative Assistant
P.O. Box 1523, Lloydminster, SK/AB S9V 1K5
The idea of a “home for women in crisis” in Lloydminster was spawned between Dolores Cummine and Marge Nattress and other concerned community members in 1979. In the spring of 1980, the Minister of Saskatchewan Social Services and his aides traveled to Lloydminster to meet with the board. With great disappointment, it was learned that showing a need in the community was not enough to receive government funding.
At that time, Saskatchewan Social Services was funding six Interval Homes throughout Saskatchewan and it was suggested that they were not interested in funding more. Also, they expected proposals to be put forth at least one year in advance of expected funding. At that time, the Alberta government had no specific system for funding women’s shelters, so no one could suggest which department the Board should apply to.
In June 1980, an empty house was donated along with a cheque for $3000.00 from the Nelson Foundation to pay for one year’s rent. Donations of money, volunteer hours and furnishings and the loan of a furnace enabled the Board to refurbish the large home, hire a housemother and open the doors on August 1, 1980. Transportation of children to school, women to appointments and time off for the housemother was carried out by volunteers and was coordinated by Marian Scott, also a volunteer.
The Board continued to look for funding and in December they received word that the Lloydminster Interval Home Society had been accepted for a Canada Employment Grant. The Home was closed for the month of December and re-opened January 2, 1981 with a paid Director, two full-time day staff, one night person and one weekend relief person. The three full-time positions were covered under the grant with the remaining positions , food and utilities being financed through community donations and the per diem allowance for residents paid by Alberta and Saskatchewan Social Services and Indian Affairs. The grant was to cover six months of operation, but fortunately Alberta responded to the many requests for funding coming from various parts of the province and set up pilot project funding as of April 1, 1981. This funding provided eighty percent of the budget with twenty percent to be raised from the community, allowing the board to add an additional full-time day person to staffing.
Although the Board now breathed easier, the problem of the “temporary shelter” remained. There were continual maintenance problems and, being an older home, it was very cold during the winter. A new facility had to be found. By July of 1982 (in just over six months), $40,000.00 was raised from business and community groups to make the down payment on the four-plex presently owned by the Society. Ten thousand dollars of this down payment was contributed by Husky Oil with many other groups giving sizable donations.
In 2001 a Second Stage facility was added to the Lloydminster Interval Home. This facility is for the purpose of introducing the women to independent living while still receiving the programming they need to become stronger individuals. This is a second step in preparing them for striking out on their own and they are allowed to live here for up to one year.
Following this, in 2003 the Interval Home purchased the Midwest Outreach Centre (MOC) to house the Lloydminster Interval Home Programs. In 2004 the Interval Home purchased a building of their own at 5109 – 51 ST that is now The ‘For the Interval’ Store. The buildings were purchased and funded through CMHC, Nickel Family Foundation, etc.
Today, staffing, administration, facility, and direct client costs rely on core funding from the Department of Alberta Family and Social Services. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Cooperation subsidize the mortgage. All fixed assets/capital costs and program operational rates are covered by donations raised in the community.
In 2016 The Lloydminster Interval Home Society amalgamated with the Lloydminster Community Youth Centre. This was not only a first in our community but also not typical of non profits in general. The services provided by the youth centre are a natural fit for the organization as it provides added value and service for a larger demographic of community members.
The Lloydminster Interval Home Society currently employs over 55 people and provides programming and support services for all ages. The services continue to be in high demand for all areas of the organization and has grown to be a valued and critical service to vulnerable women, children, and youth in our community.
How We Are Funded
The Lloydminster Interval Home Society is a registered non-profit organization in the Provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan. The Government of Alberta, Children & Youth Services provides about 60% of our operating budget and the remaining 40% is raised by our own fundraising efforts and individual donations. Without the support of our province, city and region we would not be able to provide the varied and high quality services we provide to women and children fleeing domestic violence and other life crisis.
- Alberta Human Services Family Violence Prevention and Homeless Supports Division
- Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice and Attorney General
- City of Lloydminster FCSS
- Camrose Alberta Health Services
- Public Health Agency of Canada
- Town of Vermilion FCSS
- County of Vermilion River FCSS
- Alberta Lotteries
- Saskatchewan Lotteries